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Challenge 4" Running Shorts


Challenge 4" Running Shorts is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 145.
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4 Way Stretch

100% Squat Proof

Looking for the perfect running shorts? We've got you with these lightweight, sweat-wicking shorts with a supportive inner short for extra coverage and wide wasitband with adjustable drawcord.
  • Lightweight fabric wicks away sweat and dries fast
  • Wide waistband with sculpting and supportive inner short
  • Inseam length: Outer short 3"/ 7cm. Inner short 4" / 10cm
  • Model wears size S and is 178cm/5'10" tall
  • Style Code: SB4877
    Colour: Black
    Details Image Fits up to an iPhone 8 or Samsung S9
    Details Image For extra coverage and support

    The Fabric

    Get ready to get sweaty, this fabric is made for high-intensity workouts. Lightweight, quick drying and durable, you'll be cool as a cucumber.
    Composition: Outer: 89% Polyester, 11% Elastane
    Inner and waistband: 62% Polyamide, 38% Elastane.


    Wash at 40°C (104°F) on reduced spin. Do not bleach. Do not dry clean. See care label for additional information.

    Additional Information

    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great running shorts Having only taken up running during lockdown, I was a bit hesitant to spend too much on a pair of running shorts. Having taken the plunge I am not disappointed and wish I had bought them earlier. They sculpt your bottom and thighs and are so comfortable.
    Date published: 2020-08-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute shorts Really nice running shorts. Cute colours. Unfortunately I just didnt feel comfortable in them so returned. Nothing to do with the shorts which is why i gave them a high rating.
    Date published: 2020-07-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best running shorts! Great shorts. So comfortable and the best for keeping cool I’m the heat.
    Date published: 2020-07-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit. My first SB purchase and I love love love these shorts. Great fit. Flattering fit. True to size 16
    Date published: 2020-07-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perform better than expected I’ve tried a few pairs of double layer shorts before but they always seemed to rise up on my thighs as I ran. These don’t! I was really expecting to be disappointed, but they performed very well. The outer layer is tighter (on me) than it appears on the product photos but it still gives a bit more interest/ coverage vs wearing just tight shorts - which I wouldn’t mind doing, but the power shorts were out of stock for weeks when it was very hot and I wanted a pair shorts, so I tried these ones instead. Overall I’m very happy to wear these for my runs. Caveat that I’ve not done over about 4 miles in them yet so maybe they could move on longer runs. For reference I am a size 12 hourglass shape with a bum and slightly wobbly thighs! I usually buy a size M at Sweaty Betty and that size seems fine here- good fit on the legs and tummy but a little loose at the back of the waist- not unusual for me especially as these are not as high waisted as the Power or Zero Gravity leggings. However they don’t move when running despite this.
    Date published: 2020-07-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts!!! Waited ages for these to come back in stock and then bought 2 pairs - one black, one blue. Absolutely love them, so comfy and the only shorts I’ve found that don’t ride up. Fit perfectly (like all sweaty Betty bottoms!!). Handy zip pocket too.
    Date published: 2020-07-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice shorts! I bought these for workouts at home in warmer weather , and for use in the gym when it opens again if there isn’t going to be any air conditioning. They are mega comfortable and a lot more flattering than gym shorts .
    Date published: 2020-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts I wasn’t sure which size I’d be, I’m an 8 but my waist is 26 and was I between the XS and S on the size guide. I bought one of each size and am defiantly the XS, they weren’t even tight on the waist. I love the mystical print and they are really comfortable when running, great quality and I would recommend.
    Date published: 2020-07-18
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    <!--begin-bvseo-questions--> <!--begin-questions--> <div id="bvseo-questionsSection"> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6737136"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> I have a 30inch waist and slightly chunky thighs, should i buy a Medium or Large? Thanks </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Gem R</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6127535"> One of our colleagues at City, who is a similar size and shape, wears these in a size S. S is equivalent to a UK dress size 10. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: TeamSB @ City</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2020-07-22</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6723214"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Im 5 foot 2 inches and weigh 54 kg size 10 normally I bought the leggings and feel they are a bit big on the waist size small, I want to buy the shorts but not sure what size to go for as I do not want movement on the waist when running thank you </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: simp</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6122327"> We would suggest you try a size XS based on your size. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: TeamSB @ Customer Care</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2020-07-19</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6688329"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Can you fit an I phone 11 in the pocket ? Please </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: GillB21</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6090802"> The Challenge Shorts can fit up to an iPhone 8 typically. I can fit my iPhone XS in there but have to take my case off. I&#39;m not sure whether an iPhone 11 would fit, it might be a bit tight! #teamsweatybetty <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: oliviam1414</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2020-07-01</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6684634"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> How do the shorts fit around the waist? Are they high or low rise? Thanks.&amp;nbsp; </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: S8phy</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6090768"> The Challenge Running Shorts are mid-rise. The adjustable drawcord also gives you extra flexibility in terms of fit! <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: TeamSB</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2020-06-29</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6722372"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Are these shorts vegan? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: LottieC</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6125853"> Yes these shorts are made of a poly-elastane blend so no animal byproducts are used in the fabrication. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: TeamSB @ City</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2020-07-21</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6721366"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Are these ok for HIIT stuff? I know it says they&amp;rsquo;re squat proof but didn&amp;rsquo;t know how anyone had found them. Will use them for running at some point just not yet! </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Claire1989</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6116738"> Yes the Challenge Running Shorts will be suitable for HIIT too and have the added benefit of the inner cycle style short. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: TeamSB</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2020-07-15</div> </div> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-questions--> <ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">y_2020, m_8, d_2, h_15CST</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.10</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_6</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_EU, sid_SB4877_Black, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_sweatybetty</li> </ul> <!--end-bvseo-questions--> <ul id="BVSEOSDK_meta" style="display: none !important;"> <li data-bvseo="sdk">bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0</li> <li data-bvseo="sp_mt">CLOUD, getContent, 77ms</li> <li data-bvseo="ct_st">questions, product</li> </ul>